Alternative History
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Many of the world's monarchies were destroyed in the Doomsday event. However, the idea of monarchy remains alive and relevant today. Surviving monarchs in many countries led their nations' rebuilding. In other places, dynasties were founded or restored as part of the process of creating new national identities. Monarchies are most numerous, as they were before the war, in Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, although Central Asia is home to several, and there are two in the Caribbean and a few in Africa, the Pacific, and North America. This page lists known monarchs around the world.

Country Style Name Portrait Accession House Consort Notes
Flag of Aceh Aceh His Majesty Sultan Hosein Oct. 1985 Tiro
Flag of Andorra Andorra His Excellency Prince (Bishop) unknown incumbent n/a n/a Bishop of Urgell and Prince of Andorra
Bandera de Khiva 1917-1920 Aralia His Highness Khan Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahim 1 Dec. 1983 Powers limited under 2010 treaty with USSR
Flag of Bhutan Bhutan His Majesty King Jingme Khesar Wangchuck
DD1983 Bopedi Flag Civil Bopedi His Majesty King Victor Thulare III Thulare iii 2013 Maroteng
Flag of Brunei Brunei & Sarawak His Majesty Sultan Hassanal 1 Aug. 1968 Bolkiah Saleha, Mariam, & Mazhar
Flag of Buganda Buganda His Majesty Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi II King Mutebi House of Buganda
Flag of the Emirate of Bukhara Bukhara Her Royal Highness Emir Shukria Raad Alimi VOA with Shukria Raad November 14, 2010 Manghit Dynasty
Cocos black ensign Cocos Islands Mr. King John George 6 Apr. 2010 Clunies-Ross Ruled as Regent 2000-2010
Flag of Cyrenaica Cyrenaica His Majesty Mohammed El Senussi Prince Mohammed El Senussi 1988 Senussi
Flag of Denmark Denmark Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II Queen Margrethe the Second of Denmark, the Faeroese, and Greenland 14 Jan. 1972 Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Henri In a personal union with Greenland through Rigsfællesskabet.
DD1983 Dominion Flag Civil Dominion of South Africa His Majesty King William V Christian of Hanover 28 March 2015 Mountbatten-Windsor Sibusisiwe Zulu Heir to the Btritish throne
Flag of the Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II Queen Margrethe the Second of Denmark, the Faeroese, and Greenland 14 Jan. 1972 Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Henri In a personal union with Denmark through Rigsfællesskabet.
Flag of Greenland (1973 proposal) Greenland Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II Queen Margrethe the Second of Denmark, the Faeroese, and Greenland 14 Jan. 1972 Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Henri In a personal union with Denmark through Rigsfællesskabet.
Flag of Hawaii Hawaii His Majesty King Andrew 20 Jan. 1996 Kawānanakoa
Flag of Japan Japan His Imperial Majesty Emperor Yoshihisa Nakashima September 23rd, 2011 Yamato Came to power following a long regency after Doomsday
Flag of Jordan Jordan His Majesty King Abdullah II February 7th, 1999 Hashemite
Bandera de Khiva abans 1917 Khiva His Majesty Khan Sayid Abdullah II Early 1986 Qungrat Dynasty (claimed)
Flag of Kokand Kokand His Majesty Khan Nasr Early 1991 Timurid Dynasty (claimed)
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein His Serene Highness Prince Hans-Adam II Hansadamii83 Liechtenstein Marie Canton of Alpine Confederation with monarchial government; son Alois rules as Regent
Luxembourg.flag Luxembourg His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri Henri de Luxembourg 1987 Nassau-Weilburg
Flag of Monaco Monaco His Majesty King Albert II Albert 2005 Grimaldi
Flag of Morocco Morocco His Majesty King Moulay Hicham Hicham 1983 Alaouite
Flag of Nepal Nepal His Royal Majesty King Birendra 31 January 1972 Shah Aiswarya
Netherlands antilles Netherlands Antilles Her Majesty Queen Juliana II JulianaII 2005 Orange-Nassau Heir to Dutch throne
Flag of Niue Niue His Majesty Paku-iti (King) Atapana 2020 Siakimotu Loseligi Elected monarch with a term of 15 years
Flag of Northumbria Northumbria Her Majesty Queen Zara Crown princess Zara 2011 (Cleveland), 2015 (Northumberland) Percy George Dominic
Flag of Norway Norway His Majesty King Harald V King Harald V of Norway small Nov. 30 1992 Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Sonja
Flag of Prussia 1892-1918 Prussia His Majesty King Georg Alexander von Habsburg 2011 Hohenzollern
DD1983 Visalia Civil San Joaquin His Majesty Devin I Kingdevinsanjoaquin August 13th, 1995 Nunes Elizabeth
Flag of Sweden Sweden His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden small 15 Sept. 1973 Bernadotte Silvia
Flag of Tibet Tibet His Holiness Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso Dalailama 17 Nov. 1950 n/a n/a Removed in 1959, restored in 1984
Flag of Tonga Tonga His Majesty King Siaosi (George) V Tupou
Trabzon 7 Trabzon His Imperial Majesty Emperor Altan Sahin Sahin1 7 December 1987 n/a n/a Deceased since June 2024, but retains posthumous status as head of state. Trabzon is the world's only current necrocracy.
Flag of Turkey Turkey His Imperial Majesty Sultan Bayezid Osman BayezidOsman September 23, 2009 Osman
Flag of the Vatican City Vatican His Holiness Pope Anthony I PopeAnthony May 12th, 1999 n/a n/a
DD1983 Victoria Civil Victoria His Majesty King William V Christian of Hanover 28 March 2015 Mountbatten-Windsor Sibusisiwe Zulu Represented by Lt Governor Adrian McLellan
Waldeckflag Waldeck-Hesse His Serene Highness Landgrave Wittekind Adolf Waldeckprince 30 November 1967/October 15, 1983 Waldeck and Pyrmont Mafalda Margarethe Title inherited 1967, position gained 1983
Flag of Yukon Yukon His Majesty King William V Christian of Hanover 28 March 2015 Mountbatten-Windsor Sibusisiwe Zulu Represented by Viceroy Larry Bagnell

Vacant thrones[]

A few countries have kept a monarchial form of government for constitutional reasons, but have not had an actual monarch for many years due to the lack of a suitable heir.

Country Nominal Head of State House Monarch's representative Portrait Inauguration Notes
Flag of Spain 1983DD Fixed Spain King of Spain Bourbon Tripartite Regency Undecided

See also[]

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